Monday, November 23, 2009

Toronto One of a Kind Show


I will be at the Toronto One of a Kind Show with my scarves from November 26th - December 6th. Direct Energy Centre, booth T-21. Come by to say hello and maybe find that perfect scarf!

Home Terrain


My solo exhibition opened at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on Saturday night after two days of installation. The whole experience was wonderful and it is so gratifying to see this work presented in this way. Thank you to everyone for coming, the staff at the gallery, curator Pan Wendt (who wrote a fantastic essay to accompany my exhibition) and for all the appreciation from family and friends. The exhibition runs until February 28th, 2010 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.












Damien and I drove to and from Charlottetown for my exhibition. The sun was beautiful and bright the whole trip. Driving back to Halifax on the bridge to New Brunswick, the light was magical.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Things of Desire interview

Last Friday morning, I did a phone interview with art journalist Mike Landry for his weekly alternative art blog Things of Desire. The interview about my exhibition Home Terrain was "published" online today, you can read it here. I was more coherent and articulate than I thought I was at 10 in the morning.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

hanging

Since getting back from St. John's last week, I've been getting ready for the installation of my exhibition Home Terrain. Opening this Saturday, the exhibition takes place at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown and runs until February 28, 2010.

I've mostly been preparing my woven wall pieces to be hung. Hanging textiles is difficult, but I'm trying something different this time to suspend my pieces out from the wall using dowels (hand stitched into casings) and 3.5 inch screw hooks. I think it will work nicely. Right now, all my hanging pieces are ready - dowels drilled and sewn into cloth, test hooks screwed into a piece of wood to make sure each piece hangs correctly. I'm excited to see them in the gallery instead of piled up on my living room floor.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

re-dye


In St. John's last week, purple was a very popular colour for scarves. After the show ended, I was short on purples, so I assessed the colours I did have and separated out which scarves could be over-dyed to make a purple shade. I sent the rest of the scarves directly to Toronto to meet me there when I arrive for the One of a Kind Show on Nov. 24th. The shades of pinks and reds and blues I brought home with me to over-dye. I've still a got a few more sitting in the dye pots, but they are mostly dyed and ready. Lots of heathers, periwinkles, and blue-purples. With some browns, yellows, fuschias, and greens thrown in for good measure....

Friday, November 13, 2009

the key: original graphs re-drawn


I'm going to exhibit these graph drawings with my weavings in Home Terrain. Luckily when approaching this project this week, I discovered I had all the original graphs tucked away in my sketch book. I'm enjoying re-drawing them for the show and retracing the paths I took in the already completed woven work. I have a pad of really nice graph paper I found at a yard sale over the summer I'm using to map each graph.

Home Terrain is a solo exhibition of my work and opens on Saturday, November 21st at 7pm, at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

thank you St. John's

I just got back last night from a week in St. John's at the Fine Craft and Design Fair.

I had a great time and got to meet lots of wonderful people. I even had some return customers.

People were so responsive to my work and I sold lots of scarves. I'll be back there again next year.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Off to St. John's Newfoundland


I will be at the St. John's Fine Craft and Design Fair at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre from Nov. 4 - 8...if you're in the city, check it out! The fair is organized by the amazing Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.